Monty Williams

Basketball Coach

Monty Williams was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States on October 8th, 1971 and is the Basketball Coach. At the age of 51, Monty Williams biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
October 8, 1971
Nationality
United States
Place of Birth
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Age
51 years old
Zodiac Sign
Libra
Networth
$9 Million
Salary
$2.7 Million
Profession
Basketball Coach, Basketball Player
Monty Williams Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 51 years old, Monty Williams has this physical status:

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202cm
Weight
102kg
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Monty Williams Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Monty Williams Career

As a 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) small forward from the University of Notre Dame, Williams was an honorable mention All-American, averaging 22.4 points and 8.4 rebounds during his senior season. Williams was an NBA first-round pick despite a pre-existing heart condition. He was selected by the New York Knicks in the first round (24th overall) of the 1994 NBA draft.

Williams played in nine NBA seasons from 1994 to 2003. He played for the Knicks until 1996, when he was traded alongside Charles Smith to the San Antonio Spurs for Brad Lohaus, J.R. Reid and a future first round pick that became John Wallace. In 1999, he signed with the Denver Nuggets but was released within a month. The Orlando Magic claimed Williams off waivers and he stayed with the team until 2002, when he joined the Philadelphia 76ers in free agency. In 2003, Williams was re-acquired by the Orlando Magic in a trade sending a conditional pick swap to Orlando. He was waived by the Magic three days later, effectively ending his basketball career. In his NBA career, Williams played in 456 games, scored a total of 2,884 points and averaged 6.3 points per game. Chronic knee problems forced him into retirement in 2003.

Coaching career

In spring 2005, Williams won an NBA championship as a coaching staff intern with the San Antonio Spurs. In fall 2005, Williams was hired by new head coach Nate McMillan as an assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers.

On June 29, 2015, Williams became the associate head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. On June 1, 2016, it was announced that Williams would not return with the Thunder.

On June 4, 2018, Brett Brown announced that Williams would join his staff in Philadelphia as the lead assistant coach, his first coaching job in two seasons.

On June 7, 2010, Williams was offered a three-year contract to be the head coach of the New Orleans Hornets. At the date of hiring, Williams became the youngest head coach in the NBA at 38 years old. In his first season with the Hornets, the team finished with a 46–36 record and made the playoffs. On August 18, 2012, Williams accepted a four-year contract extension from the Hornets (later renamed as the Pelicans). On June 9, 2013, Williams accepted an assistant coach role with the U.S. national team, along with Jim Boeheim and Tom Thibodeau, for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The New Orleans Pelicans finished the 2014–15 season with a 45–37 record before losing to the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. On May 12, 2015, Williams was let go after five seasons as head coach of the Pelicans, compiling a 173–221 regular season record and going 2–8 in the playoffs.

In May 2019, the Phoenix Suns announced they had signed Williams as the team's head coach on a five-year deal. The Suns compiled a 26–39 record in his first season coaching them before the season was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Suns were later invited to the 2020 NBA Bubble in order to play eight seeding games, where Williams coached the Suns to an 8–0 record, improving their overall record that season to 34–39. Despite this, the Suns failed to qualify for the play-in tournament to enter the 2020 NBA playoffs.

On November 16, 2020, Williams reunited with star point guard Chris Paul after last coaching him back in 2011 when they were with the New Orleans Hornets. After the conclusion of the 2020–21 season Williams was named NBCA Coach of the Year. He also finished second in the NBA Coach of the Year voting behind Tom Thibodeau. The Suns finished the season with a 51–21 record, clinching the division and the second seed in the Western Conference. Williams coached the Suns to a first round series victory over the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers in six games, and a sweep of the Denver Nuggets in the conference semifinals. Williams then coached the Suns to a Western Conference Finals victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in six games, advancing the Suns to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1993. This is also the first Finals appearance for Williams in his coaching career. Facing the Milwaukee Bucks, the Suns would lose in six games.

On December 27, 2021, Williams was placed in the Suns COVID-19 protocol. On January 30, 2022, Williams was named as the Western Conference head coach for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game as a result of his team's NBA-best record at a league-best 40–9 record this season. Williams and the Suns were the 1st team to clinch a playoff birth on the season with a 53-13 record. The Suns finished the season with franchise record for wins, compiling 64 wins to 18 losses. Williams was selected for his second consecutive NBCA Coach of the Year award. On March 9, 2022 , Williams was named the 2022 NBA Coach of the Year leading the Suns to a franchise record in wins at 64-18 and the best record in the league after finishing 2nd the year prior in the voting .

Executive career

In 2016, Williams became the vice president of basketball operations for the San Antonio Spurs. On June 26, 2017, while serving as vice president for the Spurs, Williams was selected as the winner of the Sager Strong Award during the first NBA Awards show.

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Phoenix Suns' record $4BILLION sale to Mat Ishbia 'is set to become official by NBA trade deadline'

www.dailymail.co.uk, January 25, 2023
Billionaire mortgage lender Mat Ishbia's purchase of a majority stake in embattled Robert Sarver's Phoenix Suns and Mercury at a $4 billion valuation is expected to be made official in the next two weeks.  The $4 billion transaction is expected to be ratified by the NBA's board of governors before the league's trade deadline, per a report from ESPN. Ishbia will take over as majority owner from Sarver, who was suspended by the league last September for one year and fined $10 million over allegations of racism. 

Rockets coach Stephen Silas returns to the sideline after the death of his father, Paul

www.dailymail.co.uk, December 14, 2022
Grieving Houston Rockets coach Stephen Silas returned to the sideline Tuesday night following the recent death of his father, 79-year-old former NBA All-Star and coach, Paul Silas. Not only did the Rockets players reward his return with an upset win over the Suns, but the younger Silas also received a hug and some much-needed encouragement from his counterpart, Phoenix coach Monty Williams, following the win. 'It means a lot,' Stephen said of the moment with Williams. 'So many experiences that he draws from. He has a great way of communicating. Tonight, his way of communicating was through a hug, which I needed.'

Suns promote GM James Jones to president of basketball operations

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 29, 2022
The Phoenix Suns have promoted general manager James Jones to president of basketball operations one year after allegations of racism surfaced against outgoing owner Robert Sarver. Jones, a 42-year-old African American, has been with the Suns since 2017, rising from the role of Director of Player Personnel following his 14-year playing career. Under Jones, the Suns have gone from Western Conference bottom feeders to the NBA Finals in 2021, where Phoenix fell to the Milwaukee Bucks. He was named the 2021 NBA Executive of the Year and a season later, Suns head coach Monty Williams - Jones' pick for the job - won NBA Coach of the Year honors.